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The Rats and Squirrels Will Not Eat My Basil Plants

From Matty Rhoades. Email him at matty[AT]borderstan.com.

We are among those lucky Borderstan dwellers with a small back garden. It’s mostly flowers in boxes and baskets, with an occasional tomato plant, depending on my mood that summer. Plus there is the long-lived rosemary plant that lives in a pot, hanging on and somewhat decrepit looking now, but still producing plenty of sprigs for my needs.

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For about $10 you can build a wire contraption to protect your basil plants from urban vermin. (Matty Rhoades)

Then there is Basil. I like having a basil plant or two growing in the back garden to put on the tomatoes I pick up at farmers’ markets (heirlooms, please!). However, during the last two summers, either rats or squirrels — or a combination — totally destroyed my basil plants within one to three days after I planted them in pots.

This year, I decided to fight back. I enclosed my Basil plant pot with the contraption pictured here. All it took was some chicken wire from Logan Hardware on P Street NW and some of those plastic zip-fastener-thingees. Yes, there is a “hinged” top.

As a friend pointed out, what about the bugs? So I asked Frank Asher, owner of OLD CITY green for a few tips on protecting my summer plants from urban vermin.

Here is what Asher advises — a few pointers if you want to keep your basil edible, your collard greens clean or your roses pristine:

  1. Simple wire to surround your plant(s) certainly keeps out rodents of any species.
  2. Hanging a mirror or two in your garden not only catches light, but also scare birds that might want to eat your blueberries. Little aluminum pie pans can still do the trick, too.
  3. There are also natural oils that detour squirrels and rats. They hate pepper, cinnamon, clove and rosemary oils.
  4. Last but not least, bugs, bugs and more bugs… you want the good ones! Lady bugs and Praying mantis.

And Asher notes, “We carry these products and the lady bugs, too!”

This column first ran April 17, 2012.

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April 6: Thanks to This Week’s Borderstan Advertisers

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.

Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com and contact us for more information on becoming joining the list of Borderstan advertisers.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bike shop. We’re a community of people who care about cycling, and we strive to improve the cycling experience of every customer. We pride ourselves on building a strong cycling community with weekend rides, clinics, local partnerships, clubs, teams, and active involvement in local cycling advocacy.” At 1412 Q Street NW.

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Reality. Only better. Try our new Mobile App.”

Matthew Frumin for DC Council: “Matthew Frumin brings to DC leadership a significant record of community achievement, solution-based workmanship, and coalition-building skills honed in public service here and around the world. His campaign to join the DC Council builds on 16 years of activism in schools that includes the unique success of Wilson High School’s modernization. That project created a path for parents to challenge and engage the government to think creatively, enhance outcomes and save tax dollars.”

goDCgo.com: “Your Number One resource for transportation information and options to make getting into and around the District easier than ever. The goDCgo program focuses on the reduction of single-occupant vehicle travel and promotes the use of more sustainable modes of transportation. goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).”

Hemphill Fine Arts: ” ‘Julie Wolff: Rewilding’ opens March 23 with a 6 pm reception.’ The exhibition schedule features contemporary art ranging in media from emerging to mid-career and established artists. In addition to these shows the gallery mounts exhibitions of historically significant artwork and socially relevant subjects.” At 1515 14th Street NW, #300, just north of P Street.

Java House: ”A neighborhood cafe where the coffee is roasted in the store. Happy Hour all day Monday through Friday with $4 beers.” Located at 1645 Q Street NW with indoor and outdoor seating.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Patrick Mara 2013: “Politics as usual in DC is not working. I will help to break up the culture of cronyism that permeates the DC Council. I am your ethical and fiscal watchdog who champions education reform that puts our children first. I have been fighting for budget autonomy along with voting rights on the Hill for several years. I am asking for your support in the special election for DC Council on April 23.”

Pizza No. 17Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

Rice/DC Noodles: ”The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979. This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Elissa Silverman 2013: “She is now seeking the at-large seat on the D.C. Council in the April 23 special election. Her campaign is focused on integrity, accountability, and strategic investment in the District. As a budget analyst and former reporter for both The Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, Elissa knows how to unpack complicated issues and ask the tough questions.”

Simon Vintage: ”We offer Vintage Furnishings, Housewares, Toys and other Artifacts. Our cozy used furniture shop packs in a wide range from Art Deco Furniture to Mid Century Modern Furniture as well as lightly Used Contemporary Furniture.” At 1911 9th Street NW, just south of U Street.

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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9 PM Armed Robbery at 7th and Florida NW

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an armed robbery around 9 pm, Monday, December 31, on the 1900 block of 7th Street NW, just south of Florida Avenue NW. Police reports say the man was wearing a ski mask.

From DC Police Alerts: “3061 CONFIRMED A Robbery while Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120652946, Sent on: 12/31 21:01″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: ”Robbery w/ Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants/ 5760″

Police Alerts, More Information

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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Early Saturday Morning Robbery with Knife at 10th and Rhode Island

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported early this morning, October 13, that a robbery with a knife occurred around 1 am at 10th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW.

From the DC Police Alert:

“Police Alert-Robbery Knife_0100 hrs_10th & Rhode Island Ave NW_ LOF B/M 6’0″ wearing dark scarf & all dark clothing  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120516966, Sent on: 10/13 01:57″

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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September 22: Thanks to this Week’s Borderstan Advertisers

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com and contact us for more information on becoming joining the list of Borderstan advertisers.

Aura Spa: ”Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness is DC’s most unique urban boutique neighborhood oasis — a chic Washington, DC, neighborhood day spa for men & women.” At the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW and the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW.

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

Fiddleheads Salon: ”Trust your hair to expert care at Fiddleheads. Experience the latest cuts, styles, colors, and products at Dupont Circle’s best salon! We’ve been mentioned numerous times in Washingtonian Magazine as “The” salon for curly hair. But we know our way around a head of straight hair, too!” At 1515 17th Street NW, 2nd floor.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW, corner of 17th and Q NW.

Jack Jacobson for State Board of Education: ”I look forward to serving Ward 2 on the State Board of Education in January 2013! A main goal of mine will be to work with parents and the community at large to improve our neighborhood schools in Ward 2 and to ensure that parents have confidence in the ability of our public schools to provide their children a high-quality education.”

Java House: “A neighborhood cafe where the coffee is roasted in the store. Happy Hour all day Monday through Friday with $4 beers.” Located at 1645 Q Street NW with indoor and outdoor seating.

Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival: “The Washington DCJCC presents the annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, October 14-24. The Festival includes 15 events, with celebrated authors and scholars including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon speaking on his latest book, Telegraph Avenue: A Novel and Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel in conversation with The New York Times columnist David Brooks.” At 16th and Q Streets NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW, just west of 16th Street.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials as well as their live entertainment. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW on the 14th Street corridor.

Pizza No. 17Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

Rice/DC Noodles: ”The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979. This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

Lindsay Reishman Real Estate: ”In the service industry, who you work with makes all the difference. We hire top notch talent, provide tools for success and room to grow, then deliver results. Our business structure is unique in that every member of our team specializes in a different part of the real estate process.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Washington Fine Properties: ”Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized as one of the most successful carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers.”

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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Borderstan People: Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes

From Matt Rhoades. Email him at matty[at]borderstan.com

Featured image: Diane Groomes at the 2012 Pride Parade on 17th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Welcome to another of our occasional profiles of Borderstan People — interesting and sometimes even well-known people who happen to live in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Today’s profile Q&A is with Diane Groomes, Assistant Chief in charge of the Patrol Services and School Security Bureau for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

While she is not a Borderstan resident and no longer patrols the neighborhood, she has a history in the area as the head of a Police Service Area (PSA) in Dupont-Logan, and is still known to many residents and community leaders. So, let’s call her an “Honorary Borderstani.”

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Diane Groomes. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Borderstan: First, a bit about your personal background. Where did you grow up? When did you decide you wanted to be a police officer?

Groomes: I am originally from Pittsburgh and moved to Washington after college to pursue a career in law enforcement. I went to college at first to become a high school math and Latin teacher, but changed majors in my junior year due to not doing well in the math department – loved the student teaching however.

Borderstan: When did you join the MPD? Were you an officer at another law enforcement agency?

Gromes: I then joined Fairfax County Police Department in 1988 and waitressed full-time in Virginia. I joined MPD in Oct 1990. I was assigned to the 4th District as a patrol officer in March 1991 – and was immediately involved in the Mount Pleasant riots.

Borderstan: You have a long history with the Borderstan community. Fill us in on exactly the positions you held as a PSA Captain. Also, what were you doing before being promoted to Deputy Chief for Patrol Operations?

Groomes: In 2000 I was promoted to Lieutenant in the 3rd District and assigned to PSA 309 — which was then Logan Circle/Dupont Circle. I also had to manage PSA 310 as well as run the Street Crimes Unit and Club Zones. I was promoted to Captain in 2004 and remained in the 3rd District. Next, after six months, I became Inspector of the 3rd District substation. In August 2005 I was promoted to the 1st District Commander. In September 2007 I was promoted to my current position, Assistant Chief of Police, Patrol Bureau

Borderstan: What’s the most rewarding part of your job… your years as an officer in DC?

Groomes: The most rewarding time of my job was as a sergeant. You still be in the field and work so closely with the officers. In the 5th District, I had a great team of officers that clearly made a difference in the area, and I also got the opportunity to start my community connections. Many of those citizens are my best friends and consultants today. I still love the community outreach work. I also love how policing has changed with technology and is based more on intelligence work.

Borderstan: What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Groomes: The Most challenging thing is when you cannot eliminate an issue totally… drug area or a robbery issue. With all actions in place and good officers, crime still persists. There is also the need for major social services to those that we serve daily so that they can be deterred from committing crimes. You want to totally help so many, but you learn that there are not enough resources due to the need — and also many do not accept help or want help to change their lives.

Borderstan: What does a “typical” day entail?

Groomes: A typical day entails the hours from 8 am to 10pm — vast meetings, strategy sessions and nightly community meetings. After work I spend time reading materials related to policing, as well as newspapers to keep up to  date — while hitting the gym late at night. However, I may may still get a call to respond due to a major incident or an incident where an officer may get injured. Some of the best days are AHOD [All Hands on Deck] weekends when I can be out on the street, answering calls, attending events and talking to officers out in the field.       

Borderstan: What recommendations or tips do you have for citizens to help them stay safe? What can citizens do to become more involved in MPD’s efforts?

Groomes: The best advice for citizens is the old-fashioned saying, “Be aware of your surroundings” and go with your instinct. Always pay attention to what is around you when walking home, keep focused and its good to be with others when walking late at night, especially from a nightclub venue. Always cooperate with the demands of  a robber if you are attacked — don’t risk your life over money or a cellphone. Be a good neighbor and call 911 if you see something. Report it! I am a major advocate for Neighborhood Watch programs. Know your neighbors!

Borderstan: Anything else you would like to share with the readers of Borderstan about your life or working in MPD?

Groomes: I believe I am so lucky for I love the work that I do. The MPD has treated me so well and given me many opportunities and experiences as an officer. I also thank all the citizens/officers that I have been able to meet over the years that really have made my job meaningful.

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Labor Day: No Trash Collection, No Parking Enforcement

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No trash collection or parking enforcement Labor Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3 As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 4.

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, September 3, so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.

However, the Washington Nationals will play home games at Nationals Park beginning August 31, through September 9, and parking regulations in that neighborhood will be enforced daily, including on September 3.  Vehicles violating these restrictions will be ticketed and towed. Other parking regulations, including expired meters, residential parking and street sweeping, will be suspended for the holiday.

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August 18: Thanks to this Week’s Borderstan Advertisers

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com and contact us for more information on becoming joining the list of Borderstan advertisers.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

Washington Fine Properties: ”Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized as one of the most successful carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979. This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

Rice/DC Noodles: ”The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Pizza No. 17Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials as well as their live entertainment. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW on the 14th Street corridor.

Jack Jacobson for State Board of Education: ”I look forward to serving Ward 2 on the State Board of Education in January 2013! A main goal of mine will be to work with parents and the community at large to improve our neighborhood schools in Ward 2 and to ensure that parents have confidence in the ability of our public schools to provide their children a high-quality education”

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW, just west of 16th Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW, corner of 17th and Q NW.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

Aura Spa: “Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness is DC’s most unique urban boutique neighborhood oasis — a chic Washington, DC, neighborhood day spa for men & women.” At the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW and the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW.

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August 4: Thanks to this Week’s Borderstan Advertisers

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com and contact us for more information on becoming joining the list of Borderstan advertisers.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

Washington Fine Properties: ”Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized as one of the most successful carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979. This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

Rice/DC Noodles: ”The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Pizza No. 17Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials as well as their live entertainment. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW on the 14th Street corridor.

MidCity Dog Days 13th Annual Sidewalk SaleCome out August 4th and 5th to the annual sidewalk sale and festivities on the 14th and U corridor, which are sponsored by the MidCity Business Association and businesses in the area.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW, just west of 16th Street.

Jack Jacobson for State Board of Education: ”I look forward to serving Ward 2 on the State Board of Education in January 2013! A main goal of mine will be to work with parents and the community at large to improve our neighborhood schools in Ward 2 and to ensure that parents have confidence in the ability of our public schools to provide their children a high-quality education”

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “At Hank’s Oyster Bar patrons enjoy coastal favorites and New England beach fare classics like lobster rolls, daily fish specials and meat ‘n’ two. Lightly fried items such as the popcorn shrimp and calamari and Ipswich clams balance Hank’s ice bar options which consist of a selection of raw oysters, tartar and ceviche.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off the 17th Street corridor.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW, corner of 17th and Q NW.

Clean Currents: ”Take a stand for clean energy. Find out how to go solar at home.” Green Energy solutions with locally based Clean Currents.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

Aura Spa: “Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness is DC’s most unique urban boutique neighborhood oasis — a chic Washington, DC, neighborhood day spa for men & women.” At the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW and the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW.

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July 21: Borderstan Thanks this Week’s Advertisers

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

Aura Spa: “Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness is DC’s most unique urban boutique neighborhood oasis — a chic Washington, DC neighborhood day spa for men & women.” At the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW and the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Clean Currents: “Take a stand for clean energy. Find out how to go solar at home.” Green Energy solutions with locally based Clean Currents.

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: “Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

Eat Local First: ”Eat Local First is a local food campaign that begins with a week-long celebration of local food in the Washington DC area. The focus will be on local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally grown food more accessible in the DC community.” Eat Local First Week is part of Think Local First DC.

Floriana Restaurant: “Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW, corner of 17th and Q NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: “Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW, just west of 16th Street.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials as well as their live entertainment. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW on the 14th Street corridor.

Pizza No. 17: Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

Rice/DC Noodles: “The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: “Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: “Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Washington Fine Properties: “Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized as one of the most successful carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers.”

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: “Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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